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13 04 2021 | 10:18

Recommended practice for floating solar power projects.

The guideline about recommended practice for floating solar power projects of DNV was developed through collaboration with 24 industry participants DNV published  the world’s first recommended…

13 04 2021 | 09:44

Record 260 GW of new renewable energy capacity added in 2020: research

LONDON (Reuters) - A record 260 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity was added worldwide in 2020, up 50% from the year before, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said, as…

13 04 2021 | 09:09

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Power Its Covid Recovery.

Suleiman Babamanu is implementing the country’s largest investment in solar energy. Suleiman Babamanu’s path to the heart of Nigeria’s biggest solar power program started in disappointment. After…

07 04 2021 | 10:51

Solar plant to be added to Vattenfall's Geesthacht pumped storage facility.

Vattenfall supplements hydropower plants with solar power. Seven megawatts of photovoltaics are under construction at the Geesthacht and Markersbach pumped storage facilities.

07 04 2021 | 10:29

Investing in Africa’s Engineers to build resilience against Change in Climate

Over the last couple of years, there have been significant events that raised valid questions around the impact of shifting weather patterns and climate change on the African continent. In March 2019…

07 04 2021 | 09:41

'Every choice matters': can we cling to hope of avoiding 1.5C heating?

The Australian Academy of Science warns that limiting global heating to the Paris goal is now ‘virtually impossible’. Is it right? by Graham Readfearn and Adam Morton Australia’s leading scientists…

03 04 2021 | 07:35

Global solar installations could hit 180GW in 2021—IHS Markit.

Solar installations across the world are set for their biggest growth in five years in 2021, data research firm IHS Markit said on Wednesday, as countries including China, India and the United States…

01 04 2021 | 10:44

U.S. solar industry predicts installations will quadruple by 2030.

Solar installations in the United States are expected to quadruple by 2030 thanks to the extension of a key industry subsidy late last year and booming demand for carbon-free power, an industry body…

01 04 2021 | 09:33

Battery prices fell by 13 percent from 2019.

Battery pack prices cited below $100/kWh for the first time in 2020, while market average sits at $137/kw. Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,100 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have…

30 03 2021 | 10:09

Solar for Schools Community Project

The Solar for Schools Community Project was established under the Solar Up Nigeria (SUN) program of Glow Initiative for Economic Empowerment to provide access to solar power for rural electrification…

22 03 2021 | 09:29

‘It's radical’: the Ugandan city built on solar, shea butter and people power.

Ojok Okello is transforming his destroyed village into a green town where social enterprises responsibly harness the shea tree Global development is supported by The village of Okere Mom-Kok was in…

22 03 2021 | 09:28

Singapore builds huge floating solar farm at sea in bid to tackle climate crisis.

Oceans are ‘new frontier’ in electricity production, says firm tasked with carrying out project. A growing push in Singapore to reduce the city-state’s greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate…

03 03 2021 | 11:20

Solar Philippines moves forward with massive PV development.

Solar Philippines submitted a project description for scoping to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) for its Batangas 3 Solar Baseload Plant…

03 03 2021 | 11:19

Solar power satellites that could beam energy to anywhere on Earth successfully tested by Pentagon scientists.

The most far-reaching application of power beaming technology is the ‘continuous transfer of boundless electrical power to the Earth,’ study states. A solar panel capable of beaming electricity to…

03 03 2021 | 11:02

Global solar installations could top 200GW in 2021—BNEF.

As much as 209GW of solar PV could be installed this year, BloombergNEF (BNEF) has said, with project activity booming in most international markets. Annual deployment is also expected to continue…

03 03 2021 | 08:35

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here’s why.

The world’s most forbidding deserts could be the best places on Earth for harvesting solar power – the most abundant and clean source of energy we have. Deserts are spacious, relatively flat, rich in…

03 03 2021 | 08:32

Earth911 Conscious-Shopping Guide: Best Solar Panels.

  Technological advances have transformed the solar energy industry in recent years. Solar panels are significantly more efficient, producing more power in the same amount of space. Meanwhile,…

26 02 2021 | 10:55

Solar facades and solar roofs are profitable.

The additional costs for a solar building envelope compared to conventional construction methods amount to 30 to 50 per cent of the costs for the facade and roof. However, the electricity yield leads…

17 02 2021 | 08:51

Top ten global countries with the highest proportion of renewables.

A UK-based price comparison company, Compare the Market, released the results of a study conducted in 2019 to analyse countries using the highest and the least amounts of renewable energy. The study…

16 02 2021 | 09:48

Solar geoengineering: Could reflecting away the sun’s rays help to tackle global heating?

As the climate crisis escalates, some have called for more research into technologies that could reflect away the sun’s rays in order to limit temperature rise. Daisy Dunne looks at the technical,…